Book Reviews

Incubus by Celia Aaron

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 367
Stand-alone
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars
Buddy Read with Felicia on Goodreads

Synopsis:

An incubus who feeds off the sexual desires of others, Roth de Lis has never been denied the pleasure of a woman’s body… until now. Lilah, once a warrior maiden in the service of a goddess, languishes on earth after being cast out from the slopes of Mount Olympus.
Lilah will do anything to return home, including betraying Roth. As she spins her web of lies, Roth begins a slow, wicked seduction that eventually threatens to consume them both. But when Lilah’s deceit comes to light, will their torrid love affair be able to overcome a pact with the darkest of gods?

Review:

Oh boy. I don’t even know where to start.

I love Celia Aaron’s writing. I was introduced to it by Blackwood. I have had this on my TBR list when I first saw it coming out. I finally got it and I am blown away.

Her world building of the Greek Gods and Goddesses was amazing. I love it. I also have a huge lady boner crush on Apollo. I did have one going for Ares but then he showed his ass and that stopped my lady bits from tingling for him.

Lilah once fell in love but only to feel first love betrayal sting. No longer a maiden of Artemis due to her transgression, she will do anything to get back on the Goddess’s good graces. Even if that means pursuing Roth de Lis and the bounty on his head.

Roth and Lilah is a slow build with much sexual tension. I loved it!!! I don’t think there was one thing I hated about this book. I mean Corrine and Artemis are both bitches who um…

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Other than that I was in love.

Roth may have been an incubus but he can have my heart any day of the week. Unless Apollo beats him to it.

Even though I started this on Saturday I only got to chapter 7 before I became busy with Wy’s birthday get together. Sunday I had time to myself but my brain thought it would be a good time to sleep. So I didn’t get to pick this up till around bedtime which then I had to force myself to put it down and get some more sleep. That I think was around 1:30 in the morning. Finally finishing it today and I am utterly speechless. I expected to like the story but not as much as I did.

Now… what the hell am I suppose to read now?

 

Book Reviews

When Beauty Met the Beast by Khardine Gray

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 211
Series: Vandervilles #1
Genre: NA
Rating: 2.5 stars

Synopsis:

Revenge is a dish definitely best served cold…

Beneath the luxurious lifestyle and glamour of fame and fortune held by the Vandervilles, lies a dangerous web of secrets and a twisted tale of passion, and suspense.

With wealth, power, and beauty in abundance their dominant name prevails.

But trouble is about to come their way and throw their lives into turmoil.

One man consumed with the quest for revenge seeks to ruin their lives and destroy them one by one.

Witness the brilliantly vindictive plan to bring down Benjamin Vanderville, the deceitful precarious States Attorney of California and his wife Regina, reigning queen of the fashion world.

Fall in love with the warmth of romance that blossoms between Wade Vanderville and Chloe Matthews.

And walk the road of betrayal as Taylor Vanderville discovers where loyalties lie.

The riveting tale of When Beauty met the Beast will grip you and captivate you right from the start…

Review:

Do you like soap operas? Something along the lines of Young and the Restless or Days of Our Lives. If so you will like this book… maybe.

For me this book seemed like a hassle to get through. It wasn’t my cup of tea. So drama llama.

This book doesn’t just focus on the h or H, instead it follows multiply people. List of P.O.V.s are Chloe, Wade, Regina, Taylor, and the Observer. Regina is Benjamin Vanderville’s wife. Wade and Taylor their children, while Chloe is Taylor’s best friend and Wade’s love interest. There is only one chapter of the Observer and it could be a gazillion different people. That is the one thing I like about this story. I have no clue who is wanting to destroy the Vandervilles. There are too many suspects.

Chloe and Wade’s relationship made me want to scream. Chloe is wrapped up in Wade and Wade is obsessed with Chloe. Blah. There wasn’t much substance.

Now I will read the second book due to the fact this book ended with a cliffhanger that I want to find out what happens. What can I say, it’s that juicy kind of drama. But I have some other books that I must read before I can get to the second book. Putting this series on hold till further notice.